Questions and Answers – Cook Islands Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

17 March 2020 Questions and Answers Cook Islands Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) How is the Cook Islands responding? The Cook Islands emergency response plan to COVID-19 (Plan) is a nationwide effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health, social and economic status of the Cook Islands population. Specific interventions include: Optimising good…

Special Cabinet Meeting on COVID-19

Media Release Special Cabinet Meeting on COVID-19 Cabinet convened a special meeting today to review the Cook Islands’ response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Senior government officials updated Cabinet on COVID-19, and proposed a number of strategies to further strengthen the national response including travel restrictions, social distancing measures, and clinical health systems. An announcement will…

Relocation of ‘coughs and colds’ flu clinic to Tupapa

Media Release Relocation of ‘coughs and colds’ flu clinic to Tupapa Due to the increased number of patients seen at the ‘coughs and colds’ flu clinic at Blackrock, this clinic will be relocated to the Tupapa Outpatients Clinic effective Friday 13 March 2020. Clinic venue:               Tupapa Opening hours:           Monday to Friday, 8am to…

COVID-19 TMO streamlining health services

Media Release Preparing for COVID-19, Te Marae Ora streamlining health services As part of Te Marae Ora’s preparations to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, health care services are being reorganised to optimise social distancing and emergency response systems in Rarotonga and the Pa Enua. Please note the following: The ‘coughs and colds’ flu clinic will…

COVID-19 Sharing accurate information

Media Brief – COVID-19 – sharing accurate information Secretary of Health, Dr Josephine Herman encourages people to share accurate information about COVID-19. “We know that there has been some misinformation on Facebook but it’s really important that we stick to the facts about COVID-19,” she said. The best source of information is the Te Marae…